Over-the-Hill Part 2

@UncleJoe (8608)
Virginia Beach, Virginia
December 5, 2017 11:25am CST
In my last post I revealed how I injured my back and the treatment for it. Unfortunately, that was just the tip of the iceberg. Skipping all the details, since then, I have had 3 heart attacks and am also being treated for a 30+ year-old neck injury. This means I currently see a variety of “Specialists” almost every week. You would think that would be enough to keep an old fella busy but it’s obviously not. I needed one more ailment to add to the mix. See that spot next to my elbow? Guess what that is,……. Give up? Why it’s skin cancer. What more could I ask for? It’s not that I’m afraid of dying. That is inevitable for everybody. I’m just not too crazy about the pathway to the portal. It isn’t as likely to be as much fun as I had hoped for.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Dec
I am so so sorry.
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@CoralLevang (40884)
• United States
5 Dec
Thank you for suggesting this!
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@UncleJoe (8608)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
5 Dec
Don't be @LovingMyBabies You have your own trials.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Dec
@UncleJoe My trials are nothing compared to yours but just know I am praying my hiney off for you and your health!
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@andriaperry (33265)
• Anniston, Alabama
5 Dec
I hope that the skin cancer is just on the surface and not invasive.
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@UncleJoe (8608)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
5 Dec
Becky says cancer ate my brains up a long time ago @andriaperry
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@bunnybon7 (33135)
• Holiday, Florida
5 Dec
@UncleJoe jokingly ? thats a bit mean like something my daughter might say as a joke. some folks just don't get it
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@UncleJoe (8608)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
5 Dec
@bunnybon7 Of course, jokingly. We still adore each other.
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@kobesbuddy (19569)
• East Tawas, Michigan
5 Dec
You are being added to my prayer list, Uncle Joe! Our God is able to heal anything
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@UncleJoe (8608)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
5 Dec
Thank you @kobesbuddy I am counting on that.
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@kobesbuddy (19569)
• East Tawas, Michigan
5 Dec
@UncleJoe Those prayers will be faithfully going up, Uncle Joe:)
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@Courtlynn (51085)
• United States
5 Dec
I really hate 'liking' these types of posts.. I'm so sorry you've had all that going on, and now this is added.
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@UncleJoe (8608)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
5 Dec
@Courtlynn It's called "Life is what happens while we're making other plans." LOL
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@Courtlynn (51085)
• United States
5 Dec
@UncleJoe guess.
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@Happy2BeMe (69874)
• Canada
5 Dec
Sorry to read this. I hope it hasnt spread too far and easy to treat. Keeping you in my prayers.
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@UncleJoe (8608)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
5 Dec
Thank you @Happy2BeMe I know you understand because you have certainly had your own trial over the past year.
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@Happy2BeMe (69874)
• Canada
5 Dec
@UncleJoe Thanks yes I have. I hope next year will be a better year!
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@WriterAI (3814)
• Bulgaria
6 Dec
@Happy2BeMe I do hope so.
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@CoralLevang (40884)
• United States
5 Dec
I hope you get to the doctor soon. And I have to agree with you! Getting old ain't for sissies!
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@UncleJoe (8608)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
5 Dec
Appointment tomorrow @CoralLevang and you're right. It's time for me to stop wearing dresses.
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@CoralLevang (40884)
• United States
6 Dec
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@CoralLevang (40884)
• United States
7 Dec
@UncleJoe Checking in to see how you are doing. HUGS
@Corbin5 (81982)
• United States
5 Dec
Oh, I am sorry you now have skin cancer in the mix. Hopefully, that skin cancer can be treated successfully.
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@UncleJoe (8608)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
5 Dec
I'll let you know @Corbin5
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@Corbin5 (81982)
• United States
5 Dec
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@alberello75 (13197)
• Genova, Italy
5 Dec
No dear Uncle. As long as there is life, there is hope! Can you cure your skin cancer in any way?
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@UncleJoe (8608)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
5 Dec
@laberello75 Yes, there are cures for this type of cancer.
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@alberello75 (13197)
• Genova, Italy
5 Dec
@UncleJoe And then I think you can try with those. I wish you all the best for you!
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@nanette64 (13881)
• Fairfield, Texas
5 Dec
OMG @UncleJoe . I think that 'whatever', 'whoever' is picking on us needs to go pick on somebody else.
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@UncleJoe (8608)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
6 Dec
I don't feel picked on @nanette64 This is just another opportunity to exercise Faith.
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@nanette64 (13881)
• Fairfield, Texas
6 Dec
@UncleJoe I know this sounds bad, but I lost mine a long time ago.
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@UncleJoe (8608)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
6 Dec
@nanette64 I don't know your details but I can't imagine losing Faith for any reason.
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• Dallas, Texas
5 Dec
Get that thing taken care of ASAP.
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• Dallas, Texas
5 Dec
Have you read this article?
A fact sheet that describes use of high-intensity light in cancer treatment, its advantages and disadvantages, and types of procedures that use it.
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@UncleJoe (8608)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
5 Dec
I have a Dermatologist appointment tomorrow afternoon @lookatdesktop
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@bunnybon7 (33135)
• Holiday, Florida
5 Dec
@UncleJoe thats good cause i have survived 3 cancers and its good to catch it early
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@Marty1 (26841)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5 Dec
i m so sorry you have to deal with all these problems. I will be thinking of you
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@UncleJoe (8608)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
5 Dec
Thank you @Marty1
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@Marty1 (26841)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5 Dec
@UncleJoe You are more than welcome! Keep up the good spirits!
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@bunnybon7 (33135)
• Holiday, Florida
5 Dec
i know the feeling. its like almost weekly more ailments pile on when all you wanted was an easy exit. instead of all this pain and hope from others to keep you around.
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@UncleJoe (8608)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
5 Dec
@bunnybon7 The worst part is that I just don't have time for this. LOL
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@bunnybon7 (33135)
• Holiday, Florida
5 Dec
@UncleJoe me either but we still get it. doctors trying to fix up old junkers falling apart, like cars do
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5 Dec
I am truly sorry you are going through such an ordeal. I have no words. Our thoughts are with you.
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@UncleJoe (8608)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
5 Dec
Thank you @thehousewife
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@Kandae11 (27175)
5 Dec
You are always so lighthearted and funny I had no idea you were facing such trials.
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@UncleJoe (8608)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
5 Dec
It's the only way I know how to cope @Kandae11
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@sjvg1976 (14632)
• Delhi, India
5 Dec
I am sorry for you uncle Joe. I pray for you.
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@AmbiePam (46235)
• United States
5 Dec
I truly hope your pain becomes manageable. I am so sorry.
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@LeaPea2417 (15404)
• Toccoa, Georgia
5 Dec
Oh my goodness! I feel awful reading this. All I can do is say what I always say to people who are in trouble,, I will keep you in my prayers. I really wont forget to pray.
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• Spain
5 Dec
Oh my goodness!! What a strong person you must be to cope with all that!!
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@UncleJoe (8608)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
5 Dec
One might think so @bettyboo47 but I don't feel very strong or i wouldn't be whining about it on MyLot
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Dec
@UncleJoe Your not whining, your sharing health issues with friends who care deeply about you. There's nothing wrong with that! Your very strong and an amazing person.
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@UncleJoe (8608)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
5 Dec
@LovingMyBabies I'm so glad you're in my corner.
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@1hopefulman (20382)
• Canada
5 Dec
I'm so sorry to hear all that has happened to you. Nice to see that you're facing all your trials and challenges with courage.
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@UncleJoe (8608)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
5 Dec
Courage? @hopefulman If it wasn't for my Faith, I would be a basket case. LOL
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@1hopefulman (20382)
• Canada
5 Dec
@UncleJoe Then, may your faith keep you strong!
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
6 Dec
I didn't have an inkling that a man like you with a jolly disposition has lots of ailments much more now skin cancer. Just keep having that jolly disposition and I will be one of your prayer warriors.
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@UncleJoe (8608)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
6 Dec
Thank you kind lady @SIMPLYD
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
6 Dec
@UncleJoe My prayers for you. I shall include you on my list of people being prayed for.
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